December is undoubtedly the busiest month of the year. With so many friends and family to fit in before Christmas I tend to run my diary like clockwork. I’m an obsessive planner so actually this month isn’t too different from the other 11, but I’m worried I might actually be taking things too far… I have 3 suppers in a week until the end of January, and then there’s weekends; again the main focus of these will, inevitably, be food and drink but I’ve also got some other outings planned.
Lot’s of my friends have birthday’s in December so when I’m not at work or busy doing the below, I’ll probably be in a pub somewhere in London. If you can’t let go at Christmas, when can you?!
Le Chalet, Selfridges:
In the run up to Christmas work has been mad and I’ve fallen majorly behind on reading up on what’s going on in London. Luckily, a friend of mine told me about her trip to Le Chalet, by Q Grill, a pop up restaurant on the roof at Selfridges. I owed one of my best friends a birthday treat so I’m taking her. I have high expectations… not only does the food have to impress, but I want spectacular views and hope to leave feeling considerably more Christmassy then I do when I arrive.
I LOVE Asian food and people are always recommending Ping Pong so I was very excited to be tasked with organising our team Christmas supper. Wanting to cross another restaurant of my LONG bucket list of places to visit, I chose Ping Pong.
A trip to Bath:
I recently wrote a blog post for work about the best Christmas markets to visit in the UK; Bath was ranked highly so I am going to be heading to the Christmas markets where I’ll be sipping on mulled wine before heading to the Bath Vs. Montpellier rugby match. I’ve grown up in a very sporty family, my dad and brother are obsessed! As a child I hated being dragged along to rugby and cricket matches, but now I love sports so am always excited to be told there is a ticket going spare. My dad has plans to take us to his favourite Gin bar (assuming we are celebrating).
A trip to the airport:
My gorgeous little sister has been a gap student in Kenya for the last 4 months. The countdown is finally on until she comes home and I can’t wait.
Work Christmas Party:
Work parties are always funny ones… you can never fully let you hair down but luckily I have a great team so I’m sure we will have a great time.
Breakfast at The Delaunay:
I wanted to treat my favourite girls to a special day in London, just in case I’m not feeling Christmassy enough after the above! I’m taking my Granny, Mum and Sister to the renowned Delaunay for brunch, fuel for a long day of festivities. Brunch is one of my favourite meals but I’ve never been to the restaurant so excited would be an understatement.
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a trip to Winter Wonderland. I’m a total adrenaline junkie so you’ll probably find me being flung around in some fair ride, or eating a hot dog (my guilty pleasure)!
A trip to the country:
For the last few years I’ve hosted new year at my house so I’m very excited to be going away this year. I won’t have to plan or cook anything! I always love a long, fresh walk on New Year ’s Day to cure a hangover. I can’t think of a more beautiful place to walk than the rolling hills of Gloucestershire.